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closed doors at the united nations. cnn's anna koren is in seoul, south korea. this test comes hours ahead of president obama's state of the union. >> reporter: it's very interesting indeed, carol, some would say kim jong-un, north korea's leader timed it to coincide with president barack obama's state of the union address. he wanted to get america's attention and he has done that. at the end of the day, north korea is trying to develop a nuclear arsenal to become a nuclear state. so that it can have a nuclear deterrent, if you like to what it considers its sworn enemy, the united states. now it claims that it tested an atomic bomb that was more powerful, smaller and lighter than anything they have tested before and this indicates that perhaps they're on their way to developing a miniaturized nuclear warhead on a missile that, is concerning particularly to the united states because they tested that rocket back in december, the rocket that can travel 10,000 kilometers, that is north korea to mainland usa, so we know for a fact that kim jong-un wants a deterrent against the usa and wan
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
, by accident. prosecutors say the killing was intentional and premeditated. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannasberg, south africa. the prosecutor's laid out their plan. how did they do? >> reporter: it was like a roller coaster. i felt like i was watching a television drama. initially when the prosecutor laid out their case, they gave damning evidence and found two boxes of testosterone and syringes in his house. by the time the defense came in after lunch, bit by bit they ripped apart the state's evidence and unravelled quite spectacularly at one stage because there was quite an interesting exchange between oscar pistorius' lawyers and the investigating officer and he said, well, how do you know this is testosterone? have you tested it yet? and he said, no, i just read the label on the box. and he said, if you had gone to any pharmacy or any chemist, would you know that this is a herbal medicine. that's the kind of interchange taking place. also, the investigating officer really looking quite red-faced by the end of his stint. he admitted that he he didn't wear protective foot co
's brother flew to istanbul to help turkish police with the investigation. in an interview with cnn last week, it was clear steven, a new york city transit worker, was beginning to fear for the worst. >> along with her missing -- you are hoping that she's okay. wherever she is at. that she's not hurting. that she's not cold. that she's being fed. that she's not consumed with fear. >> reporter: the shocking news of sierra's death devastated her family. who have tried to protect her two sons from news of their mother's disappearance. this murder also comes as a shock to some of the residents of istanbul, a major tourist destination, that bills itself as one of the safest cities in the world. for the time being, turkish police are sifting through the fortifications of this city trying to answer the question, who killed sierra? >> reporting from istanbul. now, remember when britney spears shaved her head all those years ago. she did it as an act of rebellion. now a japanese pop star has shaved all of her hair off. why? as an apology. and many of her fans say she had nothing to be sorry for. cnn e
on the right, national review wrote an article denouncie ining cnn for the way beyonce dressed, laura ingram tweeted about the way beyonce dressed. if you don't want your kid to watch, don't let them watch. i loved some of the regulations, a cross between an elderly lawyer and a cross of goody from the crucible. thong type costumes are problematic. i've never worn one, i'm sure it's problematic. expo avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks? and why i do want to see them now very badly? >> guess what kind of pictures we are showing? all of the things that cbs doesn't want them to wear. it's had the reverse effect. >> some of its sexist. some of the regulations not gender neutral. specifically female body parts and two places have to be covered. and the equivalent of breasts or nipples for men are fine. that's wrong. it has to be gender neutral. i hope bruce springsteen wears a thong. >> i was looking forward to a lot of men wearing thongs tonight. we have to cut it there. family friendly show. remember, read his full op-ed at cnn.com/opinion. thank you for watching "cnn sunday
on cnn. it was entitled "american hero, the uncommon valor of clint romesha" and you spent time with him this weekend and some of his army buddies as well. >> they were all coming into town and it was going to be very fancy, the white house event, the pentagon event. and i figured the least i could do as somebody who -- they had been so nice to me in writing this book, they spent hours with me telling their stories, the least i could do is throw them a reunion. so we had a little get together with some pizza and beer and wings and there was some revelry as one might expect with somebody said to me, open bar with a bunch of troops, you're a brave man. i'm certainly not a brave man. but in any case, it was a lot of fun and fun for the troops to see each other after two years away, after they got back from the deployment. >> well done. and excellent book, the outpost, an untold story of american valor. let me show it to our viewers. i think people want to get more information, this is the place to get it in this very thick, long book, well done. >> thank you. you know, there are a lot of br
remember, read his full op-ed at cnn.com/opinion. thank you for watching "cnn sunday morning." glad you could join discuss have your first cup of coffee with us. we'll look forward to seeing you next weekend. "state of the union with candy crowley" starts right away. >>> politics, policy, and theater. it's state of the union season in washington. today, president obama readies his state of the union message, a chance to lay out details of an aggressive second-term agenda. >> our economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody getting a fair shake and everybody playing by the same rules. >> a prequel with senator rand paul of kentucky. the tea party response to the president. and then an independent voice in a partisan senate. >> the fifth amendment is pretty clear. no deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law. and we're depriving american citizens of their life when we target them with drone attacks. >> our exclusive with senator angus king of maine and robert gates with the case for drones and the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. >>
all the developments mean with cnn legal contributor paul callan. >>> developing overnight, the search is on for victims in the rubble of a done town kansas city restaurant after a natural gas explosion. take a look at those pictures. it was happy hour at j.j.'s one of the city's most popular restaurants, when the explosion literally ripped the roof off. residents nearby say a lot of the buildings shook. two people are missing and dozens were hurt in the blast and fire which may have been triggered by an accident involving a utility contractor. cnn's ted allow larowlands is l kansas city for us. >> reporter: at this point, they have suspended the search for the two missing people, a man and woman. the explosion took place just after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant which is now completely gone. the explosion can which witnesses say could be felt blocks away instantly engulfed brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. we felt it shaking. >> reporter: reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explo
to kick in on march 1st. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> you saw ted nugent in jim's piece. gun control was one of the topics covered in last night's state of the union address. the president and members of congress personally invited people affected by gun violence. we'll speak with one member and her guest who came next. (push button tone)oon. c. this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapphire preferred. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone
lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> joining me around the table, cnn national correspondent jim acosta. congresswoman jan schikowski. democrat from illinois, kay bailey hutchinson, former republican senator from texas and amy walter, national editor of the cook political report. thanks for being here. we have to start out with the state of the union because it's coming. it's an annual washington show. what do you expect to see? >> i am told and hope that the president is going to pivot to the economy. i was disappointed in the inaugural speech that the number one issue in america right now, jobs and the economy, was hardly mentioned. i think now we've got to talk about the debt, the deficit, getting america's fiscal house in order and create jobs for almost 8% of our population who don't have them. >> congresswoman, a little preview in the retreat where the democrats were. what's your sense of what the president tonally and substantively what we expect from him? >> first of all i think it's going to be very optimistic. i hope the president does talk about the successes of the ec
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